Doing What Is Right; That Will Make America Great

Doing what is right makes a nation great, and that includes America! In fact, a nation that obeys God is exalted (lifted morally). But sin…

Created: Sunday, November 19, 2023

Doing What Is Right; That Will Make America Great

Doing what is right makes a nation great. But sin will bring disgrace to any people. Proverbs 14:34 (ICB)

STM Bible Snack

Any nation’s true greatness lies not in its scientific, economic, or military might but rather in its proper relationship with God.

Doing What Is Right

Proverbs 14:34 [read Proverbs 14:34]
Doing what is right makes a nation great. But sin will bring disgrace to any people. (ICB) and (NCV)
KJV: Righteousness exaltethH7311 a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.
Ruwm – exalteth
H7311 רוּם ruwm (room) v. lift up.
Proverbs 21:3 [read Proverbs 21:3]
Doing what is right and fair pleases the Lord more than an offering. (CEV)
KJV: To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.

Other relevant translations

New Life Version (NLV)
Being right with God makes a nation great, but sin is a shame to any people.
New Living Translation (NLT)
Godliness makes a nation great, but sin is a disgrace to any people.
The Voice (VOICE)
Living according to God’s instructions makes a nation great, but sin colors those who commit it with disgrace.

But Sin

It is vital to remember that sinful conduct, particularly mistreatment of others, results in a nations shame or disgrace.

So treat everyone the same

Disciple’s Study Bible – Righteousness is more than an individual characteristic. It is a necessity for nations to survive.
James 2:1 and 12-13 [read James 2:1-13 (1 and 12-13)]
My brothers and sisters, you are believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ. So treat everyone the same. 12 Speak and act like people who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom. 13 Those who have not shown mercy will not receive mercy when they are judged. To show mercy is better than to judge. (NIRV)
KJV: My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons. 12 So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty. 13 For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.

Discrimination is not acceptable

The Teacher’s Commentary – The Gentile was viewed with far greater loathing, and with less respect, than the slave of colonial days. In fact, no pious Jew would ever enter a Gentile’s home. He would be contaminated if he did, unable to worship God until he had been ceremonially cleansed.
Acts 11:12 [read Acts 11:1-18 (12)]
And the [Holy] Spirit instructed me to accompany them without [the least] hesitation or misgivings or discrimination. So these six brethren accompanied me also, and we went into the man’s house. (AMPC)
KJV: And the Spirit bade me go with them, nothing doubting. Moreover these six brethren accompanied me, and we entered into the man’s house:

Make America Great

Psalms 33:12 and 18 [read Psalms 33:10-12 (12) and 18-19 (18)]
12 The Lord blesses the nation that has him as their God. He has chosen them to belong to him, as his own special people. 18 Remember, the Lord takes care of people who respect him. Those people trust him for his faithful love. (EASY)
KJV: 12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord: and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance. 18 Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy;

Doing what is right is the key to make America great, as well as any nation. But sin i.e., failure to obey God results in shame and disgrace. Thank you for taking the time to read this Bible snack. I urge you to make full use of it. Blessings to you and your loved ones— Tim. ☺

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